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Other Desert Cities continues Unicorn’s stellar 40th consecutive season

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Count on the Unicorn to keep the new plays coming for their 40th consecutive season, this year featuring a knockout line up that continues with a Pulitzer Prize nominee, Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz and directed by Sidonie Garrett that opens March 5 and runs through March 30.

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Other Desert Cities, an Outer Critics Circle Award Winner, 2012 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play and a Pulitzer Prize finalist brings yet another hit production to the Kansas City Unicorn Theatre. Earlier, Cynthia Levin, executive artistic director said that this year marks the first time in her 35 years with the Unicorn that she secured the rights to every show she wanted. The year’s blockbuster performances demonstrate that her perseverance paid dividends.

In Other Desert Cities, Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents; old-school republicans, her brother; a Reality TV actor, and her aunt; an eccentric house guest coping with addictions. When Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir exposing past events in the family’s history—holiday festivities come to a screeching halt.

The Unicorn’s cast for Other Desert Cities features; Cinnamon Schultz as Brooke Wyeth, Merle Moores as Polly Wyeth, Jim Korinke as Lyman Wyeth, Jake Walker as Trip Wyeth and Jan Rogge as Silda Grauman.

Other Desert Cities plays on Unicorn Theatre’s Mainstage located at 3828 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. The show runs March 5-30, with previews March 5, 6 and 7. Opening night is March 8. Performances run Tues., Wed. and Thurs. at 7:30 p.m.; Fri. and Sat at 8 p.m., and Sun. at 3 p.m. Talk back performances, where patrons are encouraged to stay after the show and discuss the play with the actors and director, are scheduled for March 11, 16, and; 23.

Tickets are now on sale. Call 816-531-PLAY (7529) EXT. 10, online at or buy in person at the box office located at 3828 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. Special discounts are available for seniors (65+), students and patrons under age 30.


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